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Obama has talked tough before, but done little for gun control (VIDEO)

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President Obama is winning praise for his poignant speech Sunday night in Connecticut in response to the Sandy Hook shootings. But while he’s talked tough — and occasionally poignantly — during his first term about removing what he described as “weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters” from the streets, he has accomplished [...] [Read More]
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The List: Tim Scott will become just 7th African American senator

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South Carolina Republican Tim Scott will become just the seventh African American in American history to serve in the U.S. Senate when he is sworn in to replace Jim DeMint. He will be the fourth Republican African American senator and the third from the Deep South. Three African American Democrats — all from Illinois — [...] [Read More]
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Here’s $24 million reasons politicians fear the NRA. Should they? (VIDEO)

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The simple answer to why few politicians have dared propose any new gun control legislation: They fear the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association. But should they? Yes, the NRA spent $24 million on the 2012 election cycle, but as we’ve written before they had one of the WORST return-on-investments of any outside spender. [...] [Read More]

Rep. Gohmert says teachers packing heat — not gun control — is the way to go

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“And to face facts are that every time guns have been allowed, concealed-carry has been allowed, the crime rate has gone down,” said Gohmert. [Read More]

New poll shows support for gun control at a five-year high

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Support for stricter gun control measures has reached a five-year high in the aftermath of the Connecticut school massacre, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released today. Fifty-four percent of Americans back new controls on guns — and 59 percent back curbs on the high-capacity ammunition clips used in many of the recent [...] [Read More]
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